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Joseph Benjamin Oakleaf letters

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1114
Scope and Contents Seven letters to Frank E. Stevens regarding Lincoln and the Black Hawk War. Discussing the route that Lincoln's company traveled and asking Stevenson's help in clarifying. Several references to Governor Emmerson and George Dixon, president of the Illinois Historical Society, and his mishandling of the "Commission". One letter from Charles G. Davis with notes on changes for Oakleaf's manuscript. Two letters to Stevens from Joseph L. Oakleaf after his father's death re: the manuscript.
Dates: Created: May 10 - July 17, 1930

Joseph Benjamin Oakleaf papers

Identifier: MS-SC1114A
Scope and Contents The collection includes a letter, January 8, 1865, from Lt. Fenwick Y. Hedley, of the 32nd Illinois, thanking Sheffield for the kind treatment aboard the ship. A second letter January 9, 1865, signed by all officers of the 32nd who had traveled on the Winona, commending all of the Naval crew for their kindness, generosity and gentlemanly behavior. There is correspondence between Oakleaf and Sheffield, of Stonington, Conn., regarding the two documents and the incident discussed. Also...
Dates: 1865 - 1909

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